Salzburg Festival kicks off in Austria: offers accompanied by strict preventive measures


The Austrian Salzburg Festival of Music, Opera and Theater launched its 100th edition at the end of the week, despite the pandemic # Covid-19 that canceled many events around the world, but with preventive measures to protect against the emerging #Krona virus.

The festival started on Saturday with performances of “Opera” by Richard Strauss, signed by Polish director Krishtov Varlikowski, and the play “Eferman”, which has been presented annually since the launch of this event.

The outdoor theatrical performance was to be performed at Salzburg Cathedral Square, but a thunderstorm forced the organizers to relocate the event with difficulty in respecting the spectators, who all placed masks, the safe distance during sitting, according to the local press.

Organizers vowed to impose strict health measures in this year’s version of the festival, during which 110 performances will be given in August, after the number was essentially two hundred.

The festival’s 80,000 cards (compared to 230,000 in previous years) were sold in nominal form with personal information that allows tracking people in the event of injuries.

Onlookers must put a muzzle until they sit, and the shows will not permeate any breaks, and the food will not be served.

Artists who cannot commit to a separation distance of at least one meter with their colleagues, including musicians in orchestras, must periodically undergo virus detection checks.

Austria was one of the countries relatively less affected by the epidemic in Europe, with about 21,000 cases officially registered and about 700 deaths.

However, the country has been experiencing a steady increase in injuries in recent weeks, since most of the stringent restrictions imposed in the country since the spring have been lifted.

But the authorities confirm that the epidemic is under control in this country, which is about nine million people.

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